History Headscratchers / SoapOpera

10th Mar '15 2:46:54 AM jonfmorse
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** You mean like comic books?
28th Dec '13 10:15:16 PM nombretomado
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* Why do soap opera story-lines literally ''never'' end? DaysOfOurLives had lasted for over 20 years- and is still going. Don't fans ''ever'' get tired of watching the similar storyline returning ''every'' season?

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* Why do soap opera story-lines literally ''never'' end? DaysOfOurLives ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' had lasted for over 20 years- and is still going. Don't fans ''ever'' get tired of watching the similar storyline returning ''every'' season?
21st Nov '12 3:22:36 AM sabrina_diamond
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* Why do soap opera story-lines literally ''never'' end? DaysOfOurLives had lasted for 20 years and is still going. Don't fans ever get tired of watching the similar storyline rebooted every season?
** Yes. Which is when the next generation come in and start watching. By the time they get tired of it, the next generation starts watching.
* I have the same problems with soap operas that I do with the LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: The women are all wimps who either get beaten by their OMG EBUL husbands/boyfriends or are slutty adulterists with no natural reassuring qualities! Just once, I'd like to see a soap opera when a good woman who, when trapped, PUNCHES THEIR TORMENTOR IN THE FACE! Plus, everyone is absolutely miserable, and so dysfunctional that I'm sort of offended that we're supposed to relate to them! Just stop crying and bitching and do something badass!

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* Why do soap opera story-lines literally ''never'' end? DaysOfOurLives had lasted for over 20 years years- and is still going. Don't fans ever ''ever'' get tired of watching the similar storyline rebooted every returning ''every'' season?
** Yes. [[UnderStatement Yes]]. Which is when the next generation come in and start watching. watching the show. By the time they get tired of it, the next ''next'' newest generation starts watching.
* I have the same problems with soap operas that I do with the LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: The women are all wimps who either get beaten by their OMG EBUL EBIL husbands/boyfriends or are slutty adulterists with no natural reassuring qualities! Just once, I'd like to see a soap opera when a good woman who, when trapped, trapped- PUNCHES THEIR TORMENTOR IN THE FACE! Plus, everyone is absolutely miserable, and so ''so'' dysfunctional that I'm sort of offended that we're supposed to relate to them! Just stop crying and bitching and do something badass!



** Spanish-language soaps also feature a lot of slap fights, too.
* Why soap? Was there NOTHING else to sell?! Are a lot of people in the market for a different brand of soap? I want to have one soap and stick with it. I don't have time to be always thinking about different soaps.
** Different soaps can give you different feelings. Some can make you feel dirty.

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** Spanish-language soaps also feature a lot of slap slapping fights, too.
* Why soap? Was there NOTHING else to sell?! Are a lot of people in the market for a different brand of soap? I want to have one ''one'' soap and stick with it. I don't have time to be always thinking about different soaps.
** Different soaps can give you different feelings. Some can make you feel dirty.'dirty'.



* I generally like soap operas, but one thing bothers me. I hate the Raised From the Dead method of storytelling. So what you're trying to tell me is that I saw you explode in 1975, but somehow you're back 20 years later b/c the show needs a ratings boost? Shows like General Hospital and Young & The Restless try harder than the others to be realistic, so raising people from the dead undercuts it.

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* I generally like soap operas, but one thing bothers me. I hate ''hate'' the Raised 'Raised From the Dead Dead' method of storytelling. So what you're trying to tell me is that I saw you explode in 1975, but somehow you're back 20 years later b/c because the show needs a ratings ''ratings'' boost? Shows like General Hospital ''General Hospital'' and Young ''Young & The Restless Restless'' try harder than the others to be realistic, so raising people from the dead undercuts it.
5th Feb '12 3:20:22 AM randomfanboy
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** Yes. Which is when the next generation come in and start watching. By the time they get tired of it, the next generation starts watching.
7th Sep '11 7:50:39 AM sabrina_diamond
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* Why do soap opera story-lines literally ''never'' end? DaysOfOurLives had lasted for 20 years and is still going. Don't fans ever get tired of watching the similar storyline rebooted every season?
28th Aug '11 11:16:35 AM eviltwin531
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** And, there's one important thing to remember. When we think of soap nowadays, we think of bath soap. Back then, "soap" was a catch all term that also included laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid. These are the primary parts of a housewife's arsenal, and they do tend to want to switch if their clothes aren't clean enough, if their old brand leaves spots on the glasses, etc.
19th Jun '11 6:09:06 PM eviltwin531
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6th May '11 4:08:45 PM AetherMaster
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** Spanish-language soaps also feature a lot of slap fights, too.
10th Mar '11 3:11:24 PM kernedge
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** Several Brazilian soaps as well. I remember one where a good woman actually traps the villain and then proceeds to punch her in the face.
15th Feb '11 9:24:47 AM Geauxlightly
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*I generally like soap operas, but one thing bothers me. I hate the Raised From the Dead method of storytelling. So what you're trying to tell me is that I saw you explode in 1975, but somehow you're back 20 years later b/c the show needs a ratings boost? Shows like General Hospital and Young & The Restless try harder than the others to be realistic, so raising people from the dead undercuts it.
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